Chargers vs. 49ers Preseason Pick
Are the 49ers a smart bet to beat the Chargers tonight when the two teams meet in Santa Clara?
What: Chargers vs. 49ers
When: 10:00PM ET
Where: Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Preseason Records: Chargers (1-2); 49ers (1-2)
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Niners are currently 3-point home favorites to beat the Chargers tonight. As for the total, the number hit the board at 38 and that's where it currently sits.
The 49ers opened as only 1-point home favorites but the line has climbed a full two points up to 3. The total, meanwhile, has not budged off the original number of 38.
Public Betting Information
Public bettors are currently backing the home favorite in this matchup. Of the current wagers on tonight's game, 57% of bettors are backing the Niners minus the field goal.
OUR PREDICTION: The 49ers have played poorly defensively this preseason, surrendering 17 points to the Chiefs in their opener, then 33 points to the Broncos and 32 points to the Vikings. Granted, the Chargers haven't been stellar offensively but they did allow 48 points to the Seahawks in their preseason opener so they're not above surrendering a bunch of points. I like the over tonight.
NFL PRESEASON PREDICTION: CHARGERS/49ERS OVER 38